Listen Now: Bishop Manning Lecture 2019

Listen Now: Bishop Manning Lecture 2019


The 2019 Bishop Manning Lecture took place on 22 March, 2019 at the Kirribilli Club. This time, Father Anthony Percy, priest, author, academic and Vicar General from the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn was the guest lecturer.

In this lecture, Father Percy’s topic was The Catholic Community in the 21st Century: Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going? Who’s going with us? It was a topic close to many people of all ages in the Catholic community (and also others outside of the faith), as Father Percy reflects on the challenges that the Church and community has and is facing, and what it hopes for in the future.

If you would like to revisit the lecture, or if you missed out, you can click on the link below to listen to the lecture’s audio recording. The Transcript is also available to view and download.

Listen to the Lecture

Download the Transcript



About the Bishop Manning Lectures

Hosted by the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations, the Bishop Manning Lecture celebrates the significant pastoral and social justice achievements of the Most Rev Kevin Michael Manning DD, Bishop Emeritus of Parramatta. 

It honours his contribution to the development of workplaces that reflect justice and human dignity. Previous Bishop Manning Lectures have been given by Bob Hawke, Saul Eslake, Noel Pearson and Melinda Tankard Reist.

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